There’s nothing more fun than watching a politician smack himself upside the head. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TalksAlot) spent more than 21 straight hours raging against any government funding for Obamacare, and included a reading of Green Eggs and Ham, Duck Dynasty and Atlas Shrugged.
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas joined the other 99 senators from both parties in voting Wednesday to move ahead on a spending plan to fund the government. Meaning, his ego-feeding speech was just an ego-feeding speech.
The 100-0 vote, which is an extremely rare occurrence, is a procedural step which means the spending measure that would avoid a partial government shutdown next week can be amended by Senate Democrats to restore funding for President Obama’s signature health care law, which had been eliminated last week by House Republicans. So the 42 times Republicans, and I’m including Cruz’s non-filibuster, to eradicate Obamacare, have simply been an immense waste of time and money.
The AP reports, “The shutdown issue is a particularly haunting one for Republicans, some of whom were in Congress two decades ago when the GOP suffered politically as the result of a pair of government closures in the winter of 1995-1996.”
To reiterate what’s happened since Cruz took to the Senate floor for his 21 hour fakeibuster, he said he would speak in opposition to Obamacare until he could not stand. An hour later, he took a break. His grandstanding efforts were simply a means to rail against President Obama, and in the end, he voted against himself.